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Ne-Yo - 100% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Shaffer Chimere Smith, 18 October 1982, Camden, Arkansas, USA. This R&B singer-songwriter began his music career in the late 90s as a songwriter, co-writing material for an impressive number of artists including Mary J. Blige, B2K, Faith Evans, Jamie Foxx, Rihanna and Tyrese. His most notable success was as co-author of Mario’s 2004 chart-topper ‘Let Me Love Yo Read more

Trey Songz - 92% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Tremaine Aldon Neverson, 28 November 1984, Petersburg, Virginia, USA. This smooth-voiced R&B artist was initially inspired by rap music but was encouraged to concentrate on singing by his family and friends. At the age of 15 he met his mentor, noted soul producer Troy Taylor, who coached the young teenager in vocal techniques and landed him his first break in 2004 by sec Read more

Chris Brown - 85% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Christopher Maurice Brown, 5 May 1989, Tappahannock, Virginia, USA. This precociously talented R&B singer was still only 16 when his debut single ‘Run It!’ climbed to the top of the mainstream chart in late 2005. Brown’s smooth vocals, clean-cut good looks and dancing ability immediately led many media commentators to herald Brown as the new Usher.

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Mario - 73% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mario Barrett, 27 August 1986, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This teenage R&B sensation rose to prominence in 2002. Mario decided at an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in entertainment, as he began utilizing a karaoke machine and tinkering on his mother’s piano. Soon he began emulating renowned artists such as Usher and Stevie Wonder, and performed at numero Read more

Jamie Foxx - 62% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eric Bishop, 13 December 1967, Terrell, Texas, USA. Actor, comedian and R&B singer Jamie Foxx overcame a difficult upbringing to become one of the most prominent American performers of his generation. Adopted by his grandparents shortly after his birth, Eric Bishop endured a troubled adolescence to win a scholarship to study classical piano at the prestigious Juilliard S Read more

Omarion - 59% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Omari Ishmael Grandberry, 12 November 1984, Inglewood, California, USA. Vocalist Omarion launched his solo career at the start of 2004 following the surprise break-up of his former group, the highly successful R&B boy band B2K. His solo work followed the direction of B2K’s US number 1 hit ‘Bump, Bump, Bump’, a raunchy collaboration with P. Diddy written by Read more

Ginuwine - 54% match to Usher

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, 15 October 1970 (1975 is also cited), Washington, DC, USA. Talented R&B performer Ginuwine began his musical apprenticeship at the age of 12, performing at parties and (illegally) at bars with his friends in the neighbourhood outfit, Finesse Five. From this he progressed to a solo act, which was initially built around impersonations of his childhood Read more

Lloyd - 52% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Lloyd Harlin Polite Jnr., 3 January 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Polite, who grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, was singing from an early age. His precocious vocal talents resulted in an offer to join the teen pop group N-Toon, a unit assembled in 1996 by Joyce Irby of 80s soulsters Klymaxx. N-Toon never made much of a commercial impact and split up not long after releasing Read more

Ashanti - 49% match to Usher

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, 13 October 1980, Glen Cove, New York, USA. For urban R&B singer Ashanti it has been a case of third time lucky. Her honey-toned voice and striking looks landed her a recording contract with Jive Records at the age of 14, then again with Epic Records at 17, but neither of those deals came to fruition. It was when she was noticed by Murder Inc. m Read more

Joe - 45% match to Usher

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Joe Lewis Thomas, 5 July 1973, Cuthbert, Georgia, USA. Raised to sing gospel by his minister father, Joe Thomas has graduated to become one of the leading artists on the American urban R&B market in the late 90s and early 00s.As a youth Thomas decided to move away from vocal, guitar and piano chores at his father’s church in Opelika, Alabama, Read more

Jagged Edge - 44% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This urban R&B vocal quartet from Atlanta, Georgia, USA almost signed a recording contract with Michael Bivins, a former member of their idols New Edition, but after the contract fell through they were snapped up by Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings. The group was formed by twins Brandon ‘Case Dinero’ and Brian ‘Brasco’ Casey, who were brought u Read more

Tyrese - 43% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tyrese Darnell Gibson, 30 December 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA. This photogenic urban R&B singer is also a highly successful model and actor. Gibson grew up in Los Angeles’ tough Watts ghetto, gaining his big break when he starred in a 1997 advertisement for Coca-Cola. RCA Records won the ensuing scramble for Tyrese’s signature, and were rewarded when hi Read more

112 - 42% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Donell Jones - 41% match to Usher

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 May 1973, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Edward Ferrell of Untouchables Entertainment discovered this talented singer-songwriter at the Black Radio Exclusive Conference in Washington, DC. The ex-Heavy D associate helped Jones sign a recording contract with LaFace Records. His writing skills were first heard on Usher’s 1994 hit single, ‘Think Of You’. Writing credi Read more

Marques Houston - 41% match to Usher

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Marques Barrett Houston, 4 August 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA. Vocalist Marques ‘Batman’ Houston enjoyed a string of US hit singles during the mid-90s as a member of teen R&B vocal trio Immature. After a name change to IMx in the late 90s, which marked the trio reaching maturity, the hits began to dry up and the members began to concentrate on outside pr Read more


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